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NAB takes former BPSC chairman in custody

QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has held former Chairman of the Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC) Ashraf Magsi and two deputy directors over allegations of corruption.

According to Geo News sources, Magsi and deputy directors Abdul Wahid and Niaz Kakar were arrested over abuse of power while making appointments.

Magsi is accused of appointing two of her daughters in education department and recruiting officers above grade 17 in violation of merit. He is also accused of embezzling funds worth millions of rupees.

NAB submitted reference against Magsi earlier last week, after which the BPSC’s deputy director examination Abdul Wahid and deputy director secrecy Kakar have been taken into custody for aiding Magsi.

The development came three days after the arrest of provincial Finance Secretary Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani, an influential bureaucrat in Balochistan, over embezzlement of billions of rupees.

He was arrested on May 6 after NAB recovered more than Rs730 million from his residence.